January 17, 2014: Smoking While Pregnant Raises Baby's Risk of Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip
Report from U.S. Surgeon General confirms maternal smoking's link to these birth defects

September 30, 2013: Many U.S. Parents Share Bed With Babies Despite Risks: Survey
Doctors should discuss sleep-time habits with new parents, expert says

September 24, 2013: Bed-Sharing With Babies Tied to More Breast-Feeding
But suffocation risk outweighs benefit of moms sleeping with infants, experts say

July 08, 2013: Nearly Half of Infants Have Flat Spots on Their Heads: Study
But researcher stresses importance of still having babies sleep on their back to prevent SIDS

June 07, 2013: Sleeping on Back to Prevent SIDS Doesn't Appear to Hurt Babies' Ability to Roll
Canadian study compared infant development before and after Back to Sleep campaign

May 21, 2013: Bed-Sharing Raises SIDS Risk Fivefold, Study Finds
Number of cases would drop dramatically if parents did not sleep with their babies, researchers noted

May 16, 2013: Most Americans Say 'No' to Smoking in Their Homes, Cars
4 out of 5 adults have household bans, but millions of people still breathe secondhand smoke, CDC says

April 17, 2013: U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Finally Dropping Again: Report
After years of no change, overall rate declined 12 percent from 2005 to 2011

April 11, 2013: Study Links Stillbirth to Genes Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm
Variation seen in 'long QT syndrome' found in nearly 20 percent of cases

March 25, 2013: Certain Parents Less Likely to Follow Doctors' Advice: Poll
Household income one factor if parents heeded guidance on kids' health, safety and lifestyle

February 26, 2013: Mother's Drinking Increases Risk of Infant's Death: Study
Babies of women with alcohol problems during or after pregnancy had three times the risk of sudden, unexplained death

November 21, 2012: Sleep Positioners Linked to Infant Suffocation: CDC
These devices endanger babies' lives and should not be used, U.S. agencies warn

October 22, 2012: Many Grandparents Lack Latest Child Safety Info: Study
Not all caregivers aware of guidelines on car seats, infant sleep, walkers

October 18, 2012: Accidents Claim 12,000 U.S. Kids' Lives Each Year: Report
Boys face twice the risk as girls

September 12, 2012: U.S. Expands SIDS Prevention Effort
NIH 'Safe to Sleep' campaign now includes all sleep-related infant deaths

August 03, 2012: Don't Trust 'Dr. Google' for Help on Infant Sleep Safety
Study finds many Web searches turn up erroneous info on avoiding SIDS, other dangers

April 27, 2012: More Babies Today Have Irregular Head Shape: Expert
In many cases, repositioning techniques can treat the problem

March 26, 2012: Bed-Sharing, Smoking Play Role in Sudden Infant Death
Tummy sleeping still top cause, but other risk factors are culprits, too, research shows

February 29, 2012: Nicotine Patches May Not Help During Pregnancy
Most women stopped using them early, making it harder to draw conclusions, study says

February 24, 2012: Gene Might Be a Culprit in Sudden Infant Death for Boys
DNA testing found mutation more prevalent in male babies

December 13, 2011: Study Sheds Light on Preemies' Higher SIDS Risk
Underdeveloped nervous systems don't regulate blood pressure as well, researchers say

November 29, 2011: 'Flat Head' Syndrome in Babies Usually Temporary
Rise in cases tied to 'back to sleep' campaign shouldn't worry parents, pediatricians say

November 22, 2011: Get Rid of Bumpers, Stuffed Animals in Baby's Crib
Soft items can suffocate sleeping infants, pediatricians warn

October 18, 2011: Breast-Feeding, Vaccinations Lower SIDS Risk, Experts Say
Also in updated guidelines from pediatricians' group: don't use crib 'bumper pads'

June 13, 2011: Breast-feeding May Shield Against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Study found chances of SIDS reduced most when moms breast-fed exclusively

April 04, 2011: Cases of 'Flattened Head' Babies on the Rise, Study Finds
Texas report ties increase to more parents placing infants to sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS

March 17, 2011: Health Tip: Reduce Your Baby's Risk of SIDS
Here's what you can do

March 16, 2011: U.S. Death Rate at All-Time Low: CDC
Americans living longer than ever, but gap widens between blacks, whites

March 03, 2011: Research Uncovers Clue to SIDS
Babies who slept on their stomachs had lower levels of oxygen in their brains

December 21, 2010: Sudden Infant Deaths Most Common on New Year's
Boozing parents may be responsible for spike in cases

December 08, 2010: Serotonin May Be the Key to SIDS
Lack of biochemical causes baby's alarm system to fail if breathing problems develop, experts say

December 08, 2010: Mother Talks of the Anger, Confusion and Grief of a SIDS Death
After losing a son, Georgia woman now tries to help others

November 04, 2010: Overheating in Infants Can Lead to SIDS, Experts Warn
Multiple blankets, heavy clothing for sleep on cold nights increases the risk, officials say

October 26, 2010: Stillbirth Can Be Devastating, Unpredictable
Doctor whose wife suffered one says more needs to be done to prevent it

September 29, 2010: Infant Sleep Positioners Dangerous, U.S. Health Officials Warn
12 babies in the last 13 years suffocated in them, FDA and CPSC say in public health advisory

August 01, 2010: Wakefulness Not to Blame for Higher SIDS Deaths in Boys
In fact, very young male infants wake up more readily than girls, study finds

April 06, 2010: It Takes a Village to Help Babies Sleep Safely
Constant chorus of advice might prevent SIDS in more infants, study shows

February 19, 2010: Health Tip: Reduce Your Baby's Risk of SIDS
Suggestions to help keep the infant safe

February 02, 2010: Serotonin May Be Key to Sudden Infant Deaths
Deficiency hampers babies' ability to respond to low oxygen, study suggests

December 17, 2009: Doctor's Orders Influence Baby's Sleep Position
'Back to Sleep' advice most effective when it comes from physician, study finds

December 07, 2009: Docs Not Giving Clear Advice on Infant Sleep Positions
Survey finds it might explain why number of caregivers putting babies on backs has leveled off

October 14, 2009: Shared Bed May Raise SIDS Risk
Parental use of alcohol, drugs noted in about a third of deaths, study finds

September 24, 2009: Infant Head-Flattening Linked to Ear Infections
Recommended back-sleeping could have downside, study suggests

July 22, 2009: Infanticide of 19th Century: Was It SIDS?
Study finds patterns of baby deaths mirror sudden infant death syndrome

April 01, 2009: Mom's Smoking May Lead to SIDS
Small Australian study suggests link to modifiable maternal habit

January 26, 2009: More Accidental Infant Deaths Blamed on Suffocation in Bed
Black boys under age of 4 months most susceptible, analysis finds

December 19, 2008: Almost Half of Kids Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
Survey says that despite progress, more is needed to clean up air in homes, cars

December 01, 2008: Preemies' Low Blood Pressure Linked to SIDS
Preterm infants already at higher risk for SIDS and this may be why, researchers say

October 06, 2008: Bedroom Fan Cuts SIDS Risk by 72%
Increasing ventilation in baby's bedroom produced surprisingly good results, study reports.

September 11, 2008: Bacterial Infections May Be Overlooked in SIDS Cases
Toxins could cause 'chemical storm' in infants resulting in death, research suggests